It’s 30 minutes before the call of the docket and you’re fumbling with your phone, keys, case files and miscellaneous personal items, wishing you had been more practical and purchased a bag or briefcase that could easily store everything. Or at least that was me a month ago, before I realized how critical organization is to lawyering and to managing life as responsibilities pile up.
In conversations about handbags and briefcases with women colleagues, other women lawyers and law students, a common thread emerged: Women need bags that are versatile – and that have internal compartments. While women’s interest in aesthetics and trends can make finding a practical, high-quality bag particularly challenging, the cause is not lost.
Stylish yet professional bags and briefcases that cater to women’s multifaceted lives do exist. In the links below I recommend bags that will get you to the courthouse, through the workday and beyond. The bags are all large enough to hold case files or notes, are structured to facilitate internal organization, are large (but not overwhelmingly so) and provide a designated place for all your miscellaneous items.
Maureen Edobor is an associate with Goldberg Segalla, LLP in Baltimore.